While East 15 endeavours to provide a supportive and friendly environment for all students, we understand that there may be times when you need a little extra help or advice. In light of this, East 15 and the University of Essex provide a range of support services for all students.
At the Loughton Campus, East 15 (in conjunction with the University of Essex Accommodation Office) provides help and advice in finding local accommodation for students. Those who wish to live close to the Loughton Campus can choose from a wide range of flats, houses and bedsits to rent. There are also opportunities to board with host families in the surrounding area. Details of accommodation will be sent to students once they have accepted their offer of a place at the Loughton Campus.
At the Southend Campus, the University manages student accommodation (which consists of new build or newly refurbished developments, furnished to a modern, high specification) and a selection of managed residential homes. All accommodation is within walking distance of the Southend Campus and the University endeavours to guarantee accommodation to first-year undergraduates and international students.
Dyslexia and other learning difficulties
East 15 is committed to supporting students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. The School can arrange for assessments with an educational psychologist on campus and advise on entitlement for the Disabled Students' Allowance, which can be used to purchase specific equipment and training.
Conservatoire training can be demanding and, in response to this, East 15 has developed a network of support to help with any academic and personal pressures. A personal tutor, appointed to each student, is a channel for any enquiries, worries, anxieties or complaints that they may have.
For problems of a more personal nature, or for advice on any other student support issues, a counselling and full student support service is available on campus.
East 15 and the University of Essex are committed to helping graduates enter their chosen career with confidence. This support is given in the second and final year of undergraduate degrees and throughout the year on postgraduate programmes. It includes career guidance, planning of audition pieces and advice from working professionals.
This support also continues after students have graduated. It includes continuous advice, support and networking services.
Further support from the University
As University of Essex students, East 15 students can also contact and access support offered at the University's Colchester Campus. This includes Student Support and the Students' Union's Advice Centre.